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cabin boy

a boy employed as a servant for the officers and passengers on a ship.
Origin of cabin boy
First recorded in 1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And Costa, the cabin boy, only fifteen years of age when this crime was committed--shall he die?

    The Pirates Own Book Charles Ellms
  • Thought you'd need a cabin boy, sir, but I'll never do it again, s'elp me.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • The cabin boy had just emerged from the cabin to call the man to supper.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
  • The Admiral asked me if I wanted to go with him as cabin boy.

  • "You'd better let it go," said the cabin boy, with a grave shake of his head.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
  • When he saw that I couldn't climb spars, he made me a cabin boy.

    Caybigan James Hopper
  • Every seaman, from cabin boy to captain, suddenly got rich in the gamble of trade for prized blue-fox skins and narwhal tusks.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • I turned to the cabin boy, and saw that his eyes were filled with tears.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for cabin boy

cabin boy

a boy who waits on the officers and passengers of a ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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